Why Generative AI Scares the Hell Out of DBAs

I was chatting with a client’s DBA about this thought-provoking blog post about data governance in the age of generative AI. The DBA’s concern was, “What if we hook up generative AI tools to the production database, and someone asks for, say, recommended salary ranges for our next CEO based on the current CEO’s salary? Will the AI tool basically bypass our row-level security and give the querying person information that they shouldn’t be allowed to see?”

And she had a really good point.

If you haven’t worked with AI tools yet, I don’t blame you. You’ve got a real